Real Madrid was proclaimed champion of the Copa del Rey for the twentieth time in its history by beating Osasuna 2-1, with a brace from Rodrygo, this Saturday in a disputed final in Seville.
He real Madrid took the lead with a goal from the Brazilian at 2′, but Lucas Torro equalized (57 ‘) before Rodrygo scored again (69 ‘) to tie up a trophy that the white team had won for the last time in 2014.
The Cup is, by the way, an injection of morale for Madrid ahead of the first leg of the Champions League semifinals on Tuesday against Manchester City in the Spanish capital.
The match soon turned in the face of Real Madrid when Vinícius Jr. reached the bottom line to leave behind for Rodrygo’s shot on goal (2′).
‘Vini’ was once again a nightmare for the rival defense, especially for his marker Jon Moncayola, who could only stop him with fouls until he saw the yellow card (21′).
The goal against did not discourage the reds, who responded with a header from Ante Budimir saved by Thibaut Courtois (8′).
Osasuna went to put pressure on the rival start, causing some inaccuracies in a Merengue team that once again showed weaknesses in defense.
The Navarrese team also came from the wings to put balls into the area.
Faced with Osasunista pressure, Real Madrid came out with long balls for their attacking men to race.
Rodrygo was unable to control a pass from Vinícius and the ball was loose in the area for a shot from Benzema, which forced goalkeeper Sergio Herrera (25′) to stretch.
The French striker was one of those who tried the most this Saturday without being able to pierce the rojilla goal.
Barely a minute later, Abde received a deep ball, passed Militao and crossed over Courtois’s exit, but the ball was cleared by Dani Carvajal almost over the goal line (26).
The white team was very soft in defense against an Osasuna that did not give up and was still willing to make history.
The white team was able to extend their account in a free kick from the front that David Alaba sent to the crossbar (32 ‘).
The two teams revved up after the break, going to press the opponent high up and the prize came for Osasuna’s insistence.
Lucas Torró took advantage of a bounced ball to unleash a shot from the edge that slipped past the white goal post to make it a 1-1 tie (57′).
The goal unleashed joy among the Osasuna fans, causing a scare when one of them lit a flare in the stands that had to be put out by the assists.
The goal gave Osasuna a boost, but just 10 minutes after the tie, Rodrygo found himself with a ball at the far post, which spiked past Herrera to make it 2-1 (69′).
The white team took the lead again and sought to quickly take advantage of the spaces left by an Osasuna who was overturned in search of an equalizer.
Ancelotti gave the Merengue midfield more consistency with the entry of Luka Modric (81′) to maintain control of the ball in the last minutes when Osasuna only sought direct play without being able to turn the game around.